Dan Wong is the GM of Global Innovation at MTR Corporation Limited and an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Wong is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence, digital transformation, and product innovation – with over 20 years of experience in Greater China and Silicon Valley. As the former CEO of artificial intelligence startup Rokid, he was one of the earliest industry pioneers to apply AI technology to home use. At Rokid, he brought to market a cutting-edge home AI product that captured numerous industry accolades, including CES Innovation Award 2016 and 2017. This was a “full-stack” product involving the development of Rokid’s own voice recognition technology as well as customized hardware, software, and materials.
Dan is now a mentor and advisor to several startups in the artificial intelligence, converged retail, and smart home industries. Previous to Rokid, he was Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung, where he was responsible for the software and services on Samsung mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and wearables in China. Before that, he ran one of China’s largest mobile ad networks as Chief Operating Officer of Madhouse. At Nokia, he launched and built NSeries into a $1.9B USD business across Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). While at Nokia, he was also responsible for the company’s Ovi internet services – launching multiple consumer services (app store, games, music, and maps) and establishing the joint-venture company that served as the basis for these services. Under his leadership, Nokia became the first foreign entity to obtain an Online Maps license in China’s tightly regulated market. In Silicon Valley, he has held various management positions with industry pioneering companies such as Openwave (WAP and mobile internet) and Excite@Home (broadband internet services and portal).
Dan is a frequent industry event speaker and has extensive experience working with media and government. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as BS Electrical Engineering and MS Materials Science from Stanford University.
“The biggest risk is not taking a risk.”